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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia

"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review
Filmed entirely on location, featuring world-famous attractions to lesser-known hideaways, various hosts and tour Click for more

Australia 1: Canberra and Intro to Sydney (cc)

Australia  1: Canberra and Intro to Sydney (cc)

An historical tour of Australia's beautiful capital, Canberra, and an unforgettable visit to the gateway of the island-continent, Sydney, reveals a nation of wide-open spaces and diverse ethnic groups. We begin our Canberra tour in a unique way - by hot air balloon - where we get a panoramic aerial view of the city. We then take a more traditional tour of the Australian War Memorial Center, a shrine and museum to honor Australia's war dead. Venturing out of the city, we visit a working sheep ranch and a wildlife preserve to see such animals as kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, koalas, emus, and cockatoos. We also visit Thredbo Village, an authentic alpine ski resort in Kosciuszko National Park, before heading to Sydney and its historic center, The Rocks, a 19th century village. We climb the Sydney Tower to get a breathtaking bird's eye view of the city, the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, as well as the mountains and beaches beyond the city. Cadman's Cottage, the oldest residence in The Rocks and a Heritage site, is now the Visitor Center for this historic area, and Hyde Park, an open area southeast of the city first used for sports, is now a public garden. A major entertainment center is Darling Harbor, with its many restaurants, cafes, theaters, and attractions. We also see the Bondi, a surfing beach and suburb of Sydney. Our last stop is Tyrrell's Winery, a family-owned estate since 1858 where world-renowned wines are produced, and we enjoy a wine tasting as a lovely way to celebrate our tour of this fantastic country. 00/08DE Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: Sydney; The Australia Series

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